PhysicsWiki:What is an article?
What is an article?
A Physicswiki article is a page that has encyclopedic information on it. A well written encyclopedia article identifies a notable encyclopedic topic, summarizes that topic comprehensively, contains references to reliable sources, will have a reading list, and will link to other related topics.
Quality of articles
Articles range greatly in quality, from as high as featured articles to as low as candidates for speedy deletion. Some articles are quite lengthy and rich in content while others are shorter (possibly stubs) and of lesser quality.
The main NAMESPACE does not include any pages in any of the specified namespaces that are used for particular purposes, such as:
But not all pages in the article NAMESPACE are considered to be articles; the most notable exceptions are:
Lists of articles and statistics
The automatic definition used by the software at Special:Statistics is: any page that is in the article namespace, is not a redirect page and contains at least one wiki link. The statistics software currently has no method of detecting disambiguation pages, however; nor does it disregard stubs (but in any case, many articles tagged as stubs are quite substantial) or stublists (lists templates with little or no content).